My Whole Family Has Benefited from Dafa
(Minghui.org) Looking back at the 24 years that I have been practicing Falun Dafa, I feel extremely fortunate and happy. Dafa’s guiding principles of “Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance” have been embedded in my soul, guiding me through life and raising my morality. Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) has also brought many blessings to me, my relatives, and friends.
The following stories of me, my family, and friends are a testimony to the miracles and greatness of Dafa.
My Mom Became Healthy and Strong
My mom used to be in poor health and prone to sickness. When she gave birth to me in 1992, she had a lot of complications. Headaches and colds were commonplace. She had postpartum rheumatism, stomach cramps, cholecystitis, and many other problems.
For as long as I can remember, my mom relied on medicines all year round. She was known as “medicine jar” in our neighborhood. My father was an ordinary worker, whose meager income was all that our family lived on. Almost all of it was spent on my mom's medical bills; we lived a very poor life.
One evening during the summer of 1996, my mom was playing with me in the yard when a senior couple from our neighborhood passed by carrying a large, old-fashioned audiotape player. My mom greeted them and learned that they were Falun Gong practitioners, returning home from the exercise practice site.
They introduced Falun Gong to us, telling us that it was a very good qigong practice and an advanced Buddhist system. They told us that Falun Gong was not only effective at healing diseases and keeping people healthy, but would also allow people to return to their original, true selves. They invited my mom to watch Master Li Hongzhi's lecture videos at their home.
My mom politely declined, but after they left, I kept clamoring to go. I rolled around on the floor crying. With no way to calm me down, Mom took me to the neighbor’s house.
While we were there, Mom learned the first set of Falun Gong exercises. She used to have back pain because of rheumatism, but upon finishing the first exercise, she immediately felt very comfortable and relaxed. Her back pain was gone. After this positive experience, she took me to the neighbor's home to learn the exercises every day. Afterward, she obtained the book Zhuan Falun and started on the path of Dafa cultivation.
As her cultivation progressed, my mom changed. She emptied her medicine drawer and threw away all her prescriptions. All her diseases disappeared without any medical treatment. Her skin looks radiant and glows from the inside out. Dafa not only restored her health but also saved a lot of medical expenses for my family.
Free of illness and suffering, Mom felt relieved and energetic! She never used to be able to do any heavy work, but after practicing Dafa she became much stronger. In order to help our family's financial situation, she started working on the farm, tilling the soil, planting vegetables, and carrying dozens of pounds of produce on her bicycle to the market to sell. A sickly “medicine jar” became a “Hercules!”
I Became a Better Person and a Good Student
I woke up early every day, joining my mom and many others to practice the Falun Gong exercises in the morning. Although I was little and hadn't yet learned how to read, I often joined group Fa-study with her and listened when people read aloud. I remembered a lot of Dafa principles. For example, if you conduct yourself as a good person, Master will help you eliminate karma. I used to go to the clinic to get injections every time I caught a cold or a fever. Since I started practicing Dafa, I have been healthy and not needed any medicine or injections.
There was a homeless man near the market where my mother went to sell vegetables. He foraged for food from trash all year round. People called him “big fool.” I felt sorry for him, so every time I went with my mom, I would ask her for some money and buy two steamed buns for him. People learned about this good deed and praised my kindness.
I am very fortunate that I have Dafa with me all the time. Since I was a child, I knew that I had to be a good person in accordance with the standards of “Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance,” which laid the foundation for my character and made me truly understand the difference between right and wrong.
At school, I got along well with my classmates. Dafa opened up my wisdom, so my academic performance has always been among the best, and I was good at singing and dancing too. I often won honors at school. Many students liked me and wanted to play with me. I was also willing to help other students who needed help in their studies or whose families were financially disadvantaged.
As I grew older and got into junior and senior high school, I got clearer about the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and became more eager to tell my classmates about Dafa. I often used the journey home from school to talk to my classmates. I started from my personal experience, how my mother and I benefited from our cultivation, followed by talking about the universal values of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
I also told them that the so-called “self-immolation” at Tiananmen Square was not true because Dafa forbids killing, including suicide. Because the students around me knew me well, most of them were willing to accept the truth. Many of them chose to withdraw from the CCP and its youth organizations to have a bright future.
When I was in college, I had good relationships with my three roommates. They understood the truth and supported me in studying Dafa and cultivating myself. I could read, practice, and meditate freely in the dormitory. I also told them the goodness of Dafa, and they benefited a lot. After graduating from university, they lived rewarding lives.
I went to a southern city for an internship at a radio station. I successfully finished the internship and landed a decent job, while many of my classmates struggled after graduation. They envied me and were surprised at my “good luck.” I knew very well this was a blessing bestowed by Master and Dafa. Everything is arranged by Master.
I have been working for six years now, during which I have encountered difficulties and disappointments. I have always conducted myself according to Dafa's standards, got along with people around me, and worked hard. I gained recognition from leaders and colleagues at my work unit and was named “Excellent Employee” multiple times.
My income is now one of the highest among my peers. I use my monthly savings to support my parents, who have limited income, to reduce their financial burden and worries. Every time I go back to my hometown, my friends and neighbors praise me for being an outstanding person. I would tell them that all these are blessings brought about by practicing Falun Dafa and being a good person according to the standards of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
Dafa Made My Younger Brother Talented
My family is often admired, and my parents are often praised for having raised two good children. In their eyes, I am excellent, but my younger brother is even better.
He was born in 1998. At that time, the CCP only allowed one child per family, so my parents were fined by the government. It made my family’s bad financial situation even worse. Fortunately, my mother had already started practicing Dafa. Master Li taught: “Haven’t I said that with one person practicing, the whole family benefits?” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia). Thanks to Dafa, everyone in our family is healthy, which naturally saved us money on medical expenses.
My younger brother has always been very gifted and smart, and he has an exceptional memory. Before he could read, he could recite On Dafa and some poems from Hong Yin. Since he went to school, his academic performance has always been excellent, ranking first in his grade for many years. With superior scores for college admission tests, he was admitted to one of the top ten universities in China. Every time our neighbors talked about their kids' school performance, they would mention my younger brother in an enviable tone.
Under the guidance of Dafa's principles, my parents never had to worry about his study or pay for extra lessons. He has high moral character and integrity. He is kind, modest, willing to help others, and never gets into conflicts. In the eyes of his teachers and classmates, he excels in morals and academics. Thanks to the boundless blessings of Dafa, he has extraordinary talent.
My Friend's Career and Life Improve After Practicing Dafa
I have a high school classmate who was in the same city as me during our college years. We got along like sisters. She had been in poor health since she was little and often fell ill. After I settled down in the south, she came looking for job opportunities in my city. I invited her to stay with me. She discovered that when she stayed with me, her health improved. So she believed in the power of Dafa and gradually aligned her words and deeds with “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
Now she has a good job and income. We share an apartment, and she often studies the Dafa books and practices the exercises with me. With the continuous purification of her body, she is no longer as sick as before. She has become optimistic and positive, and her changes truly embody the boundless compassion and omnipotence of Master and Dafa!